Friday, August 24, 2007

Discs for the fall

Autumn looks promising for new classical releases. 

The Baltimore Symphony and Joshua Bell will be releasing John Corigliano's Red Violin Concerto.  Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra are also releasing a new recording of Mahler's popular Symphony No.5.  I would be surprised if Dudamel plows any new ground with the work.  Its hard to beat Bernstein's classic DG recording. 

The Cleveland Orchestra will be releasing Beethoven's Ninth.  Beethoven is always popular, but he has stiff recent competition from Zinman, Haitink, and Vanska. 

Leif Ove Andsnes and EMI are recognizing the centenary of Grieg's death with a new recording of Grieg's G minor Ballad and releases of the Piano Concerto and Lyric pieces.

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